Dear Chicago House,
I was a bit disappointed this year however as it seemed that 50% of the exhibitors were jewelry designer and while I enjoy a bit of bling as much as the next girl I was really interested in seeing big pieces of “statement art”.
But my disappointed completely evaporated when I came across the fantastic work of Jim Dee
He had an amazing collection of abstract oil paintings which are truly memorizing…the more you look the more you see. Jim described them as meditative pieces and I could have stood and stared at this blue one for hours… don’t you think it would look fantastic in a beach house.
He paints in water soluble oils and each painting is a composition of many layers of paint which is then topped with a marine resin.
I asked him about his inspiration for color and he said it varied with the season but he was drawn to rusty objects and the patina associated with pools of water on metals. I think that palette is really showcased on this piece.
A full collection of his work can be seen by visiting jimdeeart.com
Creative in Chicago